William E. Benedix

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 28 at the Schmidt Funeral Home in Jackson for William E. Benedix of the town of Jackson, who died Monday, Jan. 23, 2006 at Columbia St. Maryís Hospital in Mequon, at the age of 88. Visitation will be held on Saturday at the funeral home, from 11 a.m. until 12:45 p.m. Burial will take place at Washington County Memorial Park in West Bend, following the funeral service.

William was born on Oct. 19, 1917 in Benton Harbor, Mich. to the late Carl and Emma (nee Mauer) Benedix. He married Ethel M. Olschewske on Oct. 25, 1941 in Yuma, Ariz.

William served in the U.S. Navy during World War II in the Pacific Theatre on a number of ships including the aircraft carrier USS Essex (CV-9).

In 1955, Williamís family moved to Wisconsin. He retired from General Thermodynamics Inc. in Iron Ridge in 1990.

William is survived by his son Scott of the town of Jackson, along with nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

William was preceded in death by his wife Ethel (on Dec. 26, 1993) and his brother Carl.

For online condolences, visit www.schmidtfuneralhome.com.